The Amrut Mahotsav in 1995 was held in Mumbai, India. The 37-day festival hosted Pramukh Swami Maharaj’s 75th birthday celebrations and attracted over 8.1 million visitors from around the world. The festival brought India’s culture to life through its beautiful folk dances, intricate architecture, and vibrant music. Thousands of children participated in de-addiction camps, inspiring people to live a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
The festival grounds were adorned with intricately carved mandirs, gates, and a Bal Nagri, or children’s wonderland. Famous folk and classical music maestros performed every evening, with interludes of folk dances, musicals, and theatrical performances. The festival also featured an exhibition on the contribution of women to Indian society.
- 100 acre cultural wonderland in Sion, Mumbai.
- 8.1 million people visited the festival grounds over 37 days.
- More than 125,000 volunteers and visitors were accommodated for on the festival grounds.
- 2.5 million free meals were provided to visitors.
- 38,000 people pledged to live addiction-free lifestyles.
- 362,100 CC of blood were collected on the festival grounds in less than 1 month.